Free Smart Phone proposal gets cabinet nod in UP  

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s decision to distribute Samajwadi  smart phones free of cost, got an approval from the state cabinet today  which would be distributed on first come first serve basis on the second half of 2017.

Anyone who is 18 years and is high school pass will be eligible for these smart phones. There is only one catch – the scheme will be implemented in second half of next year after a new government comes to power in the state. The phones will be distributed on first come first serve basis, the government spokesperson said here.
"The registration for the Samajwadi Smart Phones would be made through a transparent way starting within a month  and the phones would be delivered at their residences in the second half of 2017, after full verification of the applicant.  Anyone can apply who is High school pass. But government employees of class-one and two  and  their immediate family members  would not be able to get the free smart phones. Families, whose annual income is over Rs six lakh are  also not eligible for this scheme,” the spokesperson said.

These smart phones will help reduce distance and  information will reach fast in rural areas," he said adding: "It is being felt that information regarding  government schemes and policies did not reach people. Giving  smart phones will help in governance."

There would be 'special App' in these phones where farmers, students and youths can get all the information about agriculture, weather, employment, examination results and other important issues.

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